Pennsylvania: Doctors Approved to certify patients for medical marijuana

More than 100 doctors have been approved as practitioners who are able to certify patients for medical marijuana. State health officials call it a huge development.

"We will get medical marijuana to patients within the next six months. We are one step closer, one step closer,” said Pennsylvania’s Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine.

So far, 14 doctors in northeastern and central Pennsylvania are on the list of approved practitioners, including Dr. Richard Blum, a doctor of internal medicine in Wilkes-Barre.

"I've actually had one of my patients who actually would qualify I suppose he's done his research, knows he has one of the conditions on the list and he'll get it when it becomes available,” said Dr. Blum.

The list of approved doctors is public.

Since word got out, Dr. Blum says his phone has been ringing. It is mostly people who are not his patients.

"I gather from...

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